An East Lothian museum has gone virtual by reaching out to potential visitors with a short online film showcasing its exhibits.

Coastal Communities Museum, on North Berwick’s School Road, reopened its doors to the public in May, after a coronavirus-enforced closure.

But now, in addition to welcoming visitors back, it has created an online tour to show people what they can expect when they visit, and also an idea of what’s on offer for those who are still unable to be there.

The virtual tour stars local resident Sandy Watson with his grandson Eddie, 11, and also shows drone footage of the town and museum.

Viewers can learn about the region’s coastline, the Bass Rock, the railway, the Peden mask worn by Covenanting preacher Alexander Peden, and the museum’s collection of postcards by local artist Reginald P Phillimore.

A museum spokesperson said: “Whilst we are thrilled to be back open again and welcoming new and old faces back into the museum, we recognise that some people will still not be able to visit and perhaps others would like a taster of what’s to come before they arrive.

“Whilst walking through the various exhibits, you will find yourself immersed in the fascinating story of our area.

“It really is not to be missed and we hope that you enjoy watching the film as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

The video can be viewed on the museum’s website at

Entry to the museum is free, though donations are appreciated. Booking is advised, due to limited numbers being permitted entry.

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